Reports to: Financial Controller

Purpose: Under the supervision of the financial controller, the bursar is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the bursar's office covering the areas of student accounting services, student financial services, and cashiering functions. The job holder will manage and oversee the collection activities of the University, ensures accurate recording and timely deposit to bank accounts. He/she will provide leadership and direction in working towards improvements and innovations of existing systems and methodologies on the collection, receivables, petty cash, other miscellaneous payments, and ensures compliance with University accounting policies and procedures. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Oversees the overall operations of student accounting services, student financial services, billing and receivables and cashiering functions of the university
  • Establishes, communicates, and enforces tuition payment and refund policies
  • Generates monthly tuition statements. Coordinates mailing schedule with Student Financial Aid and Registrar in addition to evaluate billing processes, challenges, and needs
  • Oversees all financial transactions related to cash activities are carried out in compliance with the university policies and procedures
  • Ensures outstanding customer service to internal and external clients
  • Provides direction and leadership in financial management, fiscal policies review and changes; conducts special studies as required; ensures compliance
  • Encourages customer-oriented staff interaction with students, parents, and administrators
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors, participates in auditing projects, or provides information and access to accounting records as required
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Preferred Qualifications: MBA, CTP, and/or CPA designation


  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in addition to five in a management role


  • Highly skilled in fiscal management
  • Knowledge of cashiering and cash management principles, systems, procedures, and standards
  • Knowledge of accounting and accounts receivable principles, methodology, and practices
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community


The position is open until March 12, 2020


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. 

If interested, follow the link below and apply: Bursar


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